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1988 Acura Integra LS 1.6L No Start VIN: JH4DA185XJ
When car is hot and shut off, will stall upon restart, then not start for a few minutes. You have to cycle the key on until you hear the fuel pump engage before it will restart. It is severely worse when the weather is hot.
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L Compressor VIN: WBAFA53531
Vehicle came into shop with no A/C. Did A/C service to make sure refrigerant was fully charged. System was fully charged. On scanner commanded compressor to run and system runs normally. (A/C Pressures good). Fuses are good and light on control panel lights wh...
1967 Chevrolet Impala 327CID Reverse
I am woking on an aluminum case powerglide automatic. Its been about 30+ years since I worked on one of these and I can't find much service info on them especially regarding interchangeability between parts. This glide worked but had a leak between the front p...
1996 Chevrolet G30 Beauville 4.3L engine performance VIN: 1GCGG35Z0T
this vehicle is backfiring through the throttle body as if the timing were retarded, I checked the port and it was connected. I advanced the distributor to compensate, but it still seems to backfire when the engine is stressed. I also put in a new fuel filter....
1995 Chrysler Cirrus LX 2.5L No start VIN: 1C3EJ56H6S
Ceck all voltage and grounds on PCM looks OK.On scaner no signal on crank and cam sensors.I dont new may i mising enyting?
1997 Ford Expedition XLT 5.4L abs
Owner complains of intermittent problem where ABS engages at slow speeds. Abs light does not come on-no ABS codes present. ABS systems is intermittently detecting wheel lock up during slow speed and engaging. During the occurence customer has a hard time stopp...
1999 Honda Passport EX 3.2L windshield wiper motor VIN: 4S6CK58W1X
The wiper blades stop any place when you turn off wipers, the Honda dealer said to replace alarm box, I wonder if you could wire around it?
2004 Honda Pilot EX 3.5L driveline VIN: 2HKYF18404
hi Honda tech`s - hope you can help me with this problem - VTM lamp comes on after vehicle is warmed up and driven at80 mph for as little as one minute, on decell at about 70mph it feels like wheels are loose, and vibrates thru steering. the VTM lamp comes on ...
1993 Lincoln Continental 3.8L headlights VIN: 1LNCN9748N
i need info on headlight prob. i replaced multifuntion switch to repair wipers,now headlights dont work correctly.i came across past fix that said new ford switch is wrong but gave no other info on correct switch. or afix .the old switch was ok on headlights, ...
2000 Nissan Frontier XE 2.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1N6DD26S1Y
hello, everyone i have been having trouble with my 2000 nissan frontier xe truck with reading a code of p0302 which states that cylinder no. 2 has misfire... so i change all of the spark plugs and wires and rotor and distributor cap and the light stays off for... Trouble codes: P0302 (cylinder no. 2 misfire detected)
2001 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L blower resister VIN: 1G2NW52E31
Hi all,We have replaced the blower resister 3 times because the fan works only on high or the first 2 speeds wouldn't work.Last time we replaced the blower motor,2-3 months later same problem,first 2 speeds don't work.Anyone had a similar problem?Thanks for th...

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1996 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Starting VIN: 1G4HR52KVH
I got 22 replies on this one. Rick, Eric, Ronald, Frank, Michael, Dave, Joe, Jay, David, Kevin, Terry, Thomas- all wrote about the wiring from the cylinder and how to test these. Kellyfrom Texas said to have the dealer pull the code from the key and install ne...
1997 Chevrolet C1500 Suburban 5.7L Cuts out VIN: 1GKEC16RXV
thanks to all who replied. would have bet on low fuel pressure but driving with scope attached just didn't get any indication that power was breaking down either from fuel or fire. my trans guy said trans pump was weak and torque converter was going in and out...
1992 Dodge Caravan SE 3.3L engine VIN: 2B4GH45R7N
thanks to all who replied had to put this one on the back burner for awhile the problem was i was sent the wrong year ecm this will make you pull your hair out thanks everyone
1996 Ford E-150 Econoline 5.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: 1FDEE14H4T
After discussing a plan of repair with the customer, he decided to live with the check engine light, and possibly will bring it back when he has a chance to be without the vehicle for a few days. I was able to quickly check a few of the suggestions from iATN... Trouble codes: P0171 (Lean Bank 1), P0174 (Lean Bank 2), P1100 (Intermittent MAF Sensor).
1998 Ford F-250 5.4L no power at higher r VIN: IFTNF2IF2X
Actually FIXED ITSELF would be more appropriate . If you remember , I was also looking for a trans for this vehicle . Not making headway on the power problem , I proceeded to replace the trans . Lo and behold when I road tested the truck after installing the t...
2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty XLT 6.0L No Start VIN: 1FTNW21P73
truck is still at shop . look like the injector are bad . cust don't have $$$ thank for help Trouble codes: P0603.
1975 GMC Pick Up 5.7L Electrical Question VIN: 1457896541
Just a fun question Thanks to everyone who answer this question, everyone's answer was a intelligent throught.
2003 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4.0L belt tensioner VIN: 1J4FA49553
I used the chalk method suggested and found the plastic tensioner pulley the issue. This will be his 3rd pulley in 50k [...], I went oem. Thanks everybody, sometimes the simplest issues are the toughest.
1998 Toyota Sienna LE 3.0L hydraulic module VIN: 4T3GF13C7W
Hi, sorry it took me so long. I was waiting for the guy to come up with the money, the hydraulic unit runs 17,00 bucks from the dealer, its pricy but needed to continue testing and fix. The line to the left rear wheel is clear so it only leaves the hydrulic un...
1999 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Starter VIN: JT2BG22K1Y
Well first thank you to all who posted. The short version is car went home and customer hasn't called, so it fixed itself. I instructed the customer if the problem reoccurred, he should pull the dome light fuse therefore removing the power before the relay. ...
2000 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L noise/smoke
Car went to V.W. dealer to get inspected in order to get the turbo under warranty. They checked oil feed and return line to turbo unit which checked out okay. Informed me that turbo unit was at fault with no other problems. So we once again installed a new dea...
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